Emily Melvin is a member of the Litigation & Trial Department. Ms. Melvin’s practice primarily involves patent litigation, with an emphasis in pharmaceutical patent litigation involving claims arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Ms. Melvin also has experience in matters involving medical technology, software and business methods. Ms. Melvin has represented clients from pre-trial litigation stages through trial in various federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission, and she is a registered patent attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, Ms. Melvin was an associate at Mayer Brown and a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Michael S. Kanne of the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.
Ms. Melvin received her JD magna cum laude from the University of Minnesota, where she was the recipient of the ALI-ABA Scholarship and Leadership Award and served as the Lead Articles Editor for the Minnesota Law Review. In 2008, Ms. Melvin received the Burton Award for legal writing for her publication in the Minnesota Law Review. Ms. Melvin received her BS from the University of Wisconsin in 2003.